SWILLINGTON INGS BIRD GROUP

NOTICE BOARD

Butterfly & Dragonfly Recording

 The current “Recorder” (GR) is retiring from the job at the end of 2016 so a new face is required for next year.

If anyone would like to pick up this activity for the Group or would just like a bit more info then please contact GR or the chairman.

It is not a demanding task and does not require a high level of expertise, all that is involved is collating the sightings from the hide notice board and the website through the year, keeping an eye out for erroneous submissions, and producing a simple summary at the year’s end that will be included in the Group’s annual report.

Previous records will be available and help from the current incumbent will always available.

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2015 Report.

The 2015 Report is still available for members, the style and content of the report has been improved with coloured images throughout and shows all the year’s star birds.

Report Cover

Cost to non-members is £6 (membership costs £5, so work out your own math’s !!)

Copies are available from Rob Leighton or Rob Hunton (Membership Secretary – see contact list on menu) – if you would like the report posting please add £1.20 for P&P.

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 SIBG MEMBERS MEETING DATES 2016

Meetings Commence at 7.30pm

at the Two Pointers in Woodlesford

(The dates may change depending on availability of the room so keep an eye this page)

 

Thursday   4th February  (AGM)

Thursday  7th  April

Thursday   2nd  June

Thursday   4th  August

Thursday   6th   October

Thursday   8th  December (note second Thursday)

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There will also be an occasional talk / photo show

so keep an eye here and on the hide notice board.


Directions for the Two Pointers

69 Church Street,  Woodlesford, LS26 8RE

From the end of Fleet Lane by Lidl supermarket follow the Aberford Road (A642)
to Garforth/Aberford (North West) for about 1000 yds.
The road drops down to a railway bridge over the road (if you reach the canal/river crossings you have gone too far).
Immediately before the railway bridge turn left into Station Lane, up the hill for 500 yds
and the Two Pointers is on the right – car parking at the rear.

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Yet again many thanks to Biffa who continue to support the Group and sponsor

the production of our annual  reports.


Biffa-logo

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OPTICS

If any members are wanting to purchase new optics,

change their existing ones or need any accessories then

feel free to contact Dave Gibson for help and guidance.

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The Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS)

Please note that on the following days (all Sundays) several members of the Group carry

out a WeBS count for the BTO, this may cause some wildlife disturbance in some areas

2016

16th October         13th November     18th December

2017

15th January         12th February        12th March

9th April                14th May            11th June

           23rd July               13th August        10th September

     8th October          9th November       10th December

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Note that this website (blog) is included in the global birding map site at :-

http://www.birdingmaps.webs.com/

(was http://birdblogmap.blogspot.com/)

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